School’s Out! Free Summer Activities Checklist

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School’s Out! Free Summer Activities Checklist

June 19, 2018
posted by Mindy Schanzle

School’s out for summer! How do you and your little ones plan to spend the balmy days ahead? We’ve created a fun-filled summer challenge for your family to explore. Download the free summer checklist and let the summer fun begin!

  1. Roast marshmallows and tell stories around a campfire.
  2. Load up the kids in a wagon — picnic in tow — and head to a concert in the park.
  3. Make fast tracks for the beach, and take time to build a sandcastle.
  4. Create a fun bug habitat for lightning bugs using a mason jar filled with twigs, pieces of grass and a damp paper towel. Then, have children carefully catch bugs using a net, and seal the jar with breathable wire mesh.
  5. Have the kids make a map, “pack” and head out on a “road trip” in a perfectly sized Tesla Model S for Kids.
  6. Break out the ice cream maker and prepare your favorite flavor as a family. Then, serve it as part of an all-out sundae bar brimming with toppings, such as fresh strawberries, chocolate and caramel sauces, crumbled cookies, sprinkles and gummy bears.
  7. Spend an afternoon working in the garden together, using a kid-sized wheelbarrow to haul plants and soil.
  8. Draw a colorful sidewalk mural inspired by summer fun.
  9. Pitch a tent and enjoy a backyard camping adventure.
  10. Play Star Wars dress-up, complete with a sand-pocked Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder.
  11. Lay out some blankets in the backyard and stargaze as a family. Who knows? You may even see a shooting star.
  12. Spend an afternoon at the park, zooming to and from in a scooter.
  13. Fill up some water balloons and have a blast.
  14. Gather the neighborhood kids at dusk for game of Ghost in the Graveyard.
  15. Fill the cooler with homemade sandwiches and cold drinks. Then, go for a hike and picnic lunch at your local state or national park. You can even use a folding wagon to haul your favorite items during the adventure!
  16. Blow bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles. Or consider investing in a bubble machine to fill the backyard with bubbles galore.
  17. Find a safe location to host a race, and have children bring their favorite ride, such as a trike, balance bike or scooter.

You can download this checklist of fun summer activities for free, while your family enjoys crossing off each adventure. We hope you have a great summer and can’t wait to hear about your summer fun! Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on social media with the hashtag #radioflyer.